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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 3755-3757

Staphylococcus lugdunensis infection of ventriculoperitoneal shunt in adult: Case report and literature review


1 Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Trauma and Emergency Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
3 Department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Aroop Mohanty
Departments of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_507_19

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Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt (VPS) placement is one of the most commonly performed treatment modality in patient with hydrocephalus and infection is usually seen in such patients with shunt complication. Multiple shunt revision and its complications are related to various causes including mainly Coagulase negative Staphylococcus (CONS) infection. VPS obstruction occurring in proximal catheter is he most common cause of VPS malfunction. Here we present a case of Venticuloperitoneal shunt infection caused by CONS in a adult patient.


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